- Cornelius Frolik Staff Writer
Dayton police raised more than $10,000 for charity after giving their razors a break and getting a little fuzzy.
More than 100 police officers, both men and women, donated money in October and November to Pink Ribbon Girls and Zero - The End of Prostate Cancer.
The donations were part of “No Shave October & November,” in which members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44 were allowed to grow facial hair in exchange for a $50 donation each month.
Dayton Police Department dress code prohibits officers from growing facial hair. Officers were again required to be clean-shaven on Dec. 1.
The Pink Ribbon Girls is a non-profit organization that assists women across Ohio in their fight against breast cancer by providing meals, cleaning services, and rides to treatment appointments.
Zero - The End of Prostate is a nonprofit funds research and offers programs that seek to end prostate cancer.